The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regrets to inform you that the Scientific Collector tool is currently down. We aim to provide you with an interim solution for applying for a permit and reporting collector data as soon as possible. Until we are able to do so, please email us at
RA-FBSCICOLLPERMIT@pa.gov with your request. Whether it is applying for a new permit, amending an existing permit, reporting collections data, or editing your profile information, our staff is available to help you.
If you are interested in applying or a new permit, renewing a permit, or amending a current permit, please download the Interim Solution form, complete it, sign it, and submit to: RA-FBSCICOLLPERMIT@pa.gov for further review and processing.
For more information about which permit you may need, please review the
Scientific Collector Permit Terms and Conditions.
For end-of-year reporting, please use one or more of the following taxa/species group annual report forms:
Please download the appropriate pdf form, fill it out, and return it via email to RA-FBSCICOLLPERMIT@pa.gov
to complete your annual reporting requirement.
If you are reporting Amphibian and Reptile collections or observations, you can register as a volunteer and report to the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey at:
Please send checks or money orders for permit payments to:
Attention: Darlene Nichols
PFBC Scientific Collectors Permit Program
595 East Rolling Ridge Drive
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Please direct all other Scientific Collectors’ Permit inquiries to
RA-FBSCICOLLPERMIT@pa.gov or call 814-359-5237